Reply To: Trainer Monitored Discussion- Get children engaged in meaningful learning

  • Trinity

    Member
    April 3, 2024 at 6:49 pm

    What are some creative ways to get children engaged in active, meaningful learning?
    Some creative ways to get children engaged is to see what each child is interested in and how they learn best and then incorporate those factors into a lesson plan. If for example a child really likes worms we try to go find worms and even keep them in a box to observe them and talk about what they see and what kind of things we need to get to take care of the worms. Then throughout the week we can write down observations and do check ins and see what the children are thinking about regarding the project. I also like to ask open ended question about their families, what they like (food, color, tv show, type of activity, etc.), and about their surroundings to keep them engaged and to start and keep conversations. Even trying to create a group time where they can share and tell something or share their answers to questions I ask to keep them engaged and connected with one another. Also having a wide range of different types of activities(art crafts, sensory bins, exploration trips) to offer that is more hands on and can practice and teach many different skills at once